The Region

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The beauty of the Verdon

Explore the spectacular landscapes of the Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe. From the Route des Crètes to the Basses Gorges, the views are breathtaking.
Watch eagles and vultures from high above the gorge, or take part in some of the area's sporting activities. From perched Provençal villages to markets and vineyards, fields of lavender, and sunflowers, have fun on Lac Sainte-Croix or simply relax in the sun!
There is something for every taste!

The 5 colours of Verdon


Here in the Verdon, the sky remains bluer for longer and is more intense than anywhere else.


The rocks which frame the course of the Verdon river are exposed by the hollowed-out gorges.


While there are few large trees the Verdon is covered with large shrubs of varying varieties with wonderful fragrant smells.


The Turquoise color of the Verdon river and its lakes makes it one of the most unique sights in all the region.
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The beautiful lavender fields which surround the territory of the Verdon attract visitors from all over the world.

The multiple activities

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AUPS, A character villages of Var

A Character village of Var, Aups has been able to preserve some historical vestiges in its heritage: ramparts, ruins of a fortified castle, Gothic collegiate church...

The Lac de Sainte Croix is only about twenty kilometers away and offers you all the pleasures of swimming, but also canoeing and pedal boarding. Thrill-seekers can try all the white water sports in the Gorges du Verdon (rafting, canyoning) without forgetting the many climbing routes and long-distance hiking trails that will take you through magnificent landscapes.

Depending on the time of year, from Aups you can travel throughout the region visiting the Character Villages of Var but also have the choice between spending the day at the sea, which is only 60 km away, or spending the day in a ski resort, the closest of which is only 80kms from the village.